Diana Gabaldon


Books that take this time-traveling author across continents and decades.



Diana Gabaldon Diana Gabaldon's fiction isn't easy to pin down. Spanning decades and continents, her best-selling Outlander series tells the tale of an impossible romance between 20th century British nurse Claire Randall and 18th century Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser. In her most recent book, The Exile, Gabaldon develops the idiosyncratic world of her fiction into graphic novel form. Responding to Guest Books, Diana Gabaldon wrote, "What I like are books that are complex, vivid, and unique." Here are three of her favorites.


Books by Diana Gabaldon




The Knife Man

By Wendy Moore


"This immensely entertaining and well-researched biography is the story of John Hunter, one of the founders of modern medicine, and a first-class nut. Renowned as a genius and reviled as a body-snatcher, Doctor Hunter was one of the most colorful characters of the eighteenth century--a time not lacking in such people."




Love in the Time of Cholera

By Gabriel García Márquez


"Magic realism, long river voyages, prose you can sink into like an inner-tube and drift downstream. One of the less-likely but most appealing romances you're likely to encounter."







Haunting Bombay

By Shilpa Agarwal


"A book that exists on multiple levels, inviting you into death and mystery, into the heart of a family, and into the tantalizing, aromatic swirl of another culture. Beautiful, lyrical, and genuinely haunting."


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Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangladeshi mathematician's past barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and spy-haunted Afghanistan in a page-turning tale of exile, intrigue and the price of friendship. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

The People's Platform

Once touted as the foundation for tomorrow's digital democracy, the Internet is increasingly ruled by a few corporate giants, while millions of contributors till its fields for free. Astra Taylor looks at why the web has failed to deliver a communitarian cyberscape, and offers a compelling case for restoring its original vision.

A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.